This is one of the major questions that I have for almost the longest time now. It is also the best time to discuss about it, since Mairimashita! Iruma-kun is still airing it’s second season.
When thinking about Saitama’s abilities, to end a battle with One Punch, it just makes me curious who would win if Iruma-kun vs One Punch Man in a cross Anime Fight. We all know that One-punch man is almost the most overpowered anime character with no limits to his own powers. He can easily finish anyone off with his serious punch.
Iruma-kun on the other hand, has the best evasion abilities in the world. His physical defensive capabilities are through the roof/ infinite (mentioned in the first episode). So, if we were to pit One punch man (limitless powers/ attack) against Iruma-kun (master at dodging/ infinite defense capabilities), could Iruma-kun defeat One punch man?
One punch man’s abilities
In order to think of this fairly, lets look at One punch man’s abilities, and think of as many reasons how and why One Punch man could outpower Iruma-kun.
Consecutive normal punches
In episode 2 of the first season, where Saitama/ One Punch Man used consecutive normal punches, to take out the Beast King/ Lion monster, we believe that the punches are dealt so quickly, so much so that we are able to see the after image of the punches, as if there were multiple punches being used. When pitting this move against Iruma-kun from Mairimashita! Iruma-kun, there might be a possibility that he is unable to dodge multiple attacks at once.
Saitama’s Death Punch (air punch)
In episode 5 of the first season, Genos/ Saitama’s disciple gets new upgraded cyborg parts, and asks to challenge One Punch Man in a serious 1 vs 1 fight. One Punch Man stops his punch just a millimeter before it hits his student genos, creating a blast of Wind that circled around Genos’ face, and smashing into mountain causing off the charts damage to the environment nearby. This move will be almost impossible for Iruma-kun to dodge, as he couldn’t possibly avoid a wind/ air based attack. He could however, try to swallow up the blast of air with his ring of Gluttony for if he has the time to react.
Near Infinity Levels of HP
Saitama is always reactionless, when it comes to monsters around him. All that he cares about is his coat, along with whether the monster is able to give him a good fight. In just season 1 alone, here are some of the compilations of him being punched by monsters.
Fast reaction speed, and Speed in general
In his fight against Genos in episode 5, and his fight against Speed O’ Sonic, in episode 6, Saitama demonstrated speed above the abilities of everybody. He was able to react to Speed O’ Sonic sword slash (by biting it), and makes Genos punch his after image, while he is running away. Here are some pictures for your reference, when looking into his speed.
Now, let us flip the sides of the coin, and take a look at Iruma-kun’s abilities. We will also think of many different scenarios and reasons which can earn Iruma-kun a chance against One punch man.
Able to evade everything (Infinite invasion)
In the first episode of the Anime, Iruma-kun is challenged to a duel against the head of the class student, Asmodeus Alice. We learn that after being placed in lots of unlucky circumstances, Iruma has infinite levels of evasion. The anime says that his attack points are zero, but his defense is infinite. When pitting this against One Punch Man, we wonder if One Punch could land “that punch” on him. This ability is named in the anime as, “Overwhelming Crisis Evasion Capability”.
In the 5th episode of Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Season 1, Iruma kun gets himself equipped with a Gluttonous Feeder Ring which feeds on Mana. Gluttonous Feeder ring can be used to store Mana, and it acts like a Battery. The stored mana can be adjusted to different mana levels to be used for different magic applications. It’s main advantage is to suck away magic from an opponent during battles. It was also used to stop a blast in Season 2 of the Anime series.
When pitting the ring against One Punch Man, there might be a chance Iruma-kun might outpower Saitama, sucking all his powers away. It is still a mystery if that is possible, given that Saitama doesn’t know of the source to his own powers.
Magic in general (Includes Pandaroola)
In episode 18 of Mairimashita! Iruma-kun, Iruma-kun uses a magical spell, as powerful as the Principal of Babyls Demon School, Sullivan to save the people from an explosion in the school compound.
Against One Punch Man, who doesn’t have any experience in dealing with magic attacks, this might be his largest weakness. For if there is a cross-anime battle/ series, people might start associating One Punch Man’s powers with magical abilities. (No other possible explanation.)
Influence over others (The power of numbers)
Iruma-kun is considered to be more influential compared to Saitama. His abilities to move the hearts of people around him is way better when compared to Saitama. As Iruma is born a human, he doesn’t have natural instincts of a devil. Instead, he uses his kind heart to move others around him. Iruma-kun is also appreciative of the things around him, knowing clearly that he is weak, and has no magic powers himself.
Who would win?
When comparing these 2 heroes, it partially depends on the environment they are battling in. In the context of a demon world, where magic exists, I believe that Iruma-kun would win the battle. On the other hand, when the natural earth environment, I believe that Saitama would win. In a tight fight zone, Iruma-kun will be weakened, as there isn’t a large space for him to dodge Saitama’s punch. While Saitama focuses mainly on power (short-battles, therefore the name, One Punch), Iruma focuses on Stamina over the long run.
It has been a long time since the last Mairimashita! Iruma-Kun episode is aired. There are sayings that it has already been aired on the 15 January, yesterday. Will be looking forward to this episode’s long awaited release.